10TRAX#008: Jona Gold & Mad Lubi

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I first got in touch with Jona Gold (For The Soul) after stumbling upon his and Mad Lubi (Spectrum People) Sputnik mixes, 2 sets of cosmic fun. He told me Lubi had just left Kiel and moved to Berlin but the mix was a perfect excuse to go visit him and bring a couple records along the way. Used mixing oldies from Jazz to Dub, this 10TRAX sees them flirt with some more modern music. In this mix we can hear sounds from Romania, Tobago, Canada and Nigeria. The songs are carefully chosen a give us an around the world insight into Jona and Lubi's eclectic tastes and approach to music. Jona & Lubi were kind enough to give us personal a track-to-track insight in to they discovered each track, hope you enjoy it: 01. This one I came across diggin' in Istanbul at a dusty record shop, before havin' a gig at Arkaoda in Kadikoy. I already knew this wonderful artist cause Jazzman Records did a brilliant compilation of his music some years ago. The tune I chose is from his 1964 LP “Percusiones Exoticas“. (Mad Lubi) 02. A record store leftover that Lubi and I picked up spontaneously at Selekta Record Shop the weekend before we went to Lubi's in Berlin to record the mix. (Jona Gold) 03. Strut Records already featured one song of this killer LP on the Nigeria 70 Lagos Jump Up compilation in 2008. Some weeks ago the fine people at Superfly Records Paris reissued the entire LP. (ML) 04. I found this lovely Caribbean nugget from Lord Nelson's '82 LP "We Like It" in a local 2nd hand record store, where I spent lots of hours diggin' for records with Mad Lubi. (JG) 05. A.R.T. Wilson is a synonym for Andras Fox out of Australia, one of THE producers of 2014. It is taken from last years LP „Overworld“ which is mainly diving into ambient / new age terrain. (ML) 06. Utopus from Romania issued this one some weeks ago on the latest compilation of the brilliant Future Nuggets label, one of my favourite contemporary labels today. (ML) 07. A tune from the Glenn Astro debut album on Tartelet Records with equal touches of disco and jazz magic, bought during my stay in Berlin at Oye Records. (JG) 08. Pender Street Steppers hailing from Canada and are just great. They already released records on the ever brilliant PPU label and on their own Mood Hut imprint. (ML) 09. This 12“ came out on my favourite label / record shop ever Honest Jon's Records in London. In the past I ordered a lot from their well selected online shop. The reissues and modern releases on their label are generally a sure shot for me. Here we find a really nice blend of percussion and modern dub techniques. (ML) 10. In the last years I developed an interest for flute records. When I found the "Eastern Sounds" LP by the late great Yusef Lateef, I was more than happy to add it to my growing collection. (JG) - TL 01. Tino Contreras & Orchestra – Ebb Tide 02. Doctor Pablo & The Dub Syndicate – Dr. Who? 03. Chief Checker – Possibility 04. Nelson – My Love And I 05. A.R.T. Wilson – Rachel's Theme 06. Utopus – Charmer 07. Glenn Astro Featuring Max Graef – Kilometer Disco 08. Pender Street Steppers – Temple Walk 09. Tapes Meets The Drums of Wareika Hill Sounds – Datura Mystic 10. Yusef Lateef – Love Theme From The Robe
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